If there is a particular dessert that you’ve wanted to try, then go to the restaurant with the dessert in mind. Eat a very light meal and order the dessert. Share the dessert with the table and eat only as much as you need to satisfy your craving. Then, stop and box it or leave it.
Just like that, you had your cake and ate it too…without the guilt. One dessert never sabotaged a diet, but skipping the dessert and rewarding yourself with a hefty entrée is counterproductive and unsatisfying.